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“Double?” “Double.”

Hello friends,

Thank you all so much for the kind and lovely wishes yesterday. And the prayers! I think that because I blog about God, people feel compelled to write me prayers lol. But I’m so, so grateful! It all meant a lot. 😀 

Silly confession- I had been waiting to turn a new age, just so I could write one of those posts that go like- “22 Things I’ve learnt at 22,” or “21 Things every 22 year old needs to stop doing,” or “How to ace life at 22” You know what I mean?

Alas, the day is here and I have zero inspiration to write a post like that, mainly because I just laugh when I read them. I mean, it’s great if you’ve learnt all those things at 22, and it’s great that you take time to be introspective on your birthday, but really, do you feel any different today than you did one week ago? 

I guess that’s not the point of the writers though. It’s mostly an acknowledgement of growth and what better way to chronicle that journey than a potentially viral blog post?

Personally, I do not feel any different today. I’m just humbled by the outpouring of love from yesterday. If I do feel any different, then it’s also mostly because a few things have changed between last Wednesday and today. I now have a working class schedule, despite very late registration. I finally feel like I have my feet on the ground, and indeed, I have started running.

But if there’s one “deep” thought that I thought yesterday, it’s the importance of opening our hearts to love. Forgiving and letting go. Searching for, and finding the beauty in every single experience and situation. There’s so much joy around us, so much peace, so much growth. But we must open our hearts and let the beautiful things of life inspire us.

I really cannot tell you why I thought about this, I suppose it’s because of the numerous birthday messages that made me smile. I suppose it’s because of the love I felt from everywhere around the world.

I often forget that the internet truly has made the world a global village, and that when I sit in my dorm room and share a post, it can be viewed virtually anywhere in the world. That’s just as exciting as it is scary. I have all these people forming opinions about me and about the work that I do. I have all these people following my thought process and watching me walk confidently in the direction of my dreams. It’s a little terrifying, but so, so exciting.

Nonetheless, I think yesterday taught me that being my most authentic self, and walking in my lane, I certainly will get the attention I deserve. But whether or not it comes, keep it moving. Keep moving ahead. Don’t stop for any reason. Just keep moving.

Finally, I want money. I just wanna be so filthy rich that I never have to think about money ever again. There’s so much good to do in the world. The bible says in Ecclesiastes 10:19 that money answers all things, and in Proverbs 4:7 that wisdom is the principal thing.

Imagine the lethal combination of being a wise christian with a fat bank account. If you truly are wise, are a christian, and have a fat bank account, then you are an unstoppable force for all the good in this world.

That’s who I want to be.

That’s it friends. I’m back to school, and hopefully wiser, so expect all the good things that you associate with my blog!

God bless ya!

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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at


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  2. Happy birthday to you,dear.
    Wishing you all of Gods best for you
    Long life and prosperity
    I a pray for more wisdom for you to keep being an inspiration to this generation
    I also pray that God grants your desire to have a fat bank account…lol.
    funny as it sounds.. i think you are right that as christians we should aim to be financially buoyant. if for nothing else,to be a blessing.

    All the best in all your endeavours.x

    PS: I would have love to see a post on the things you’ve learnt,22 things and


  3. Egor F. Egbe says

    One, Truly happy birthday. You know what? Lucia is a little, growing genius, methink. On September 20bn Lucia simply walked to me and said ‘Daddy today is ONE’s birthday. Where is the cake?’ I paused for a few seconds and subtly asked her “who told you?” “I know …daddy” she said, beaming with confidence. How time flies..a little living being placed in the incubator at NNPC Clinice a few moments ago is telling me of double 2? God. God you are just wonderful, am afraid! So I have added double 2, too? No. How come I did not SEE it? What have I been doing?
    And your birthday reminds me of my late friend, Engr Bernard Obot, the brother of Dr Josphine, who on the 22 September of that year accompaniied me to the clinic and we together watched you lying helplessly in the manger of incubator put before morning sunrays, almost motionless, albeit the assurances from the watchnurse that you were doing ‘better than yesterday’. And Bernard prayed for you. And wished that by the time he came back from his trip to Warri as he was mobilizing finally to Kaduna, you would have left that manger and travelled with me and your mother to our house in Jama’a road, Sabo, Kaduna. But that was not to be. You left the manger. You travelled for the first time in your mother’s arms seated at the back or owner’s seat, of the cat to Sabo. But Bernard was not there again to see how fast you responded to the work of the morning sun on you while in the incubator. Bernard yieded to the construction of Abuja – Kaduna Dual carriageway in a head-on at a diversion point at Jere, 100km to Kaduna coming from Warri having done over 800Km already. And that memory is still so fresh in me when you say double 2, it makes me feel, ah, is it really true? Your double 2 is so evenful i will ‘sit down and count the blessings one by one. Am sure it will surprise me what the Lord has done for me. And for you. And for Miko. And for Evans. And for Lucia. And for your mummy. God is Great. Happy birth day, One


  4. Anonymous says

    We love you Blogger Extraodinaire! The Naija of Balla Naija!! #WaitingForEgorSan! Happy 22nd birthday my love! Can’t wait till you have 2200 followers! (maybe 2207 for completion haha) Love you girl!


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